The Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 Section 1, extended by the Local Government Act 1972 Section 100, provides that meetings of the council (including committees and sub-committees) shall be open to the press and public.
If you wish to attend a particular meeting please contact us via telephone during normal working hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. A range of options will be afforded to you to attend in person at the main meeting venue or remotely (by electronic invitation or telephone) if desired.
Occasionally during meetings provision is made for excluding the press and public by resolution when confidential business is being considered (or for other special reasons stated in the resolution) and publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest. As a general rule items such as staffing matters, tendering decisions, contractual negotiations, legal proceedings and sensitive issues or disputes would not be discussed in public.